I’ve yet to sign up to TR. I use a Quarq Dzero and only have a mag trainer. Friends have tried the ramp test with rollers and spun out. Anyone successful with a mag trainer? If so I’m in!
That will depend heavily on:
- The max resistance available from your trainer and bike (gearing) combo.
- Your actual FTP relative to that resistance above.
The Ramp test takes 75% times your best 1-minute power, therefore your trainer needs to be able to supply 1.4 times your predicted FTP in order to not spin out.
- (and maybe a bit more to be safe, even though I already rounded up).
I would be highly surprised if even the cheapest of Mag trainers couldn’t provide enough resistance to get through a ramp test. Unless of course your FTP is likely to be on the very high side.
I guess the problem with the mag trainer is that you may need to crank up the resistance level before doing the ramp test if you’re concerned.
Ok that’s what I needed to know. Many thanks!
Thanks yes it will take a few times to get it dialed. My FTP is relatively low so that so that will help.
I do everything on a dumb mag trainer. Crank the resistance all the way up so that endurance is in the small ring and just make due with shifting and cadence adjustments.